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How do EU Member States treat cases of missing unaccompanied minors?

The phenomenon of unaccompanied migrant children going missing has increasingly been in the focus of public attention in the EU and the Member States. Several international organisations and European NGOs have raised concerns that the disappearance of unaccompanied minors is not always addressed in an effective manner. What policies and procedures are in place and how is data on missing children collected in EU Members States, Norway and the UK? The new Inform from the European Migration Network (EMN), in collaboration with international organisations, EU agencies and NGOs, offers a global picture of the phenomenon. “Missing from the reception facility”,…

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EMN study on seasonal workers in the EU and the UK

How are seasonal workers attracted and their rights protected in the EU Member States and the UK? According to a new study by the European Migration Network (EMN), many countries aspire to attract seasonal workers from non-EU/EEA countries to fill labour market shortages, typically in agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. Protecting the rights of seasonal workers is one of the objectives of the Seasonal Workers Directive (EU), adopted in 2016, which provides for equal treatment of third-country nationals, but also gives Member States power limit their access to certain rights. Seasonal work is a type of temporary employment linked to…

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EMN study on data management in the asylum procedure

What kind of data is collected by EU Member States and Norway and how is the data managed in the different phases of the asylum procedure? This new EMN Study provides comparable information and examples from 25 countries on different aspects of data management, including data cross-checking against national and international databases, data quality accuracy, and data protection issues. It also maps challenges encountered, and actions taken to respond to them. The study contributes to capacity-building of experts working in the field of asylum and generates a better understanding of the policies and process in place across Europe.   The…

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EMN Annual Report 2020 explores trends on migration and asylum in the EU and Norway

The year 2020 brought about unforeseen developments in the areas of migration and asylum. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the number of migrants, asylum applicants and returns, and also acted as a catalyst for development of new digital solutions in asylum and migration management. These new challenges came in addition to persisting ones such as the need to continuously improve migration management systems and ensure the protection of refugees. The Annual Report on Migration and Asylum, published by the European Migration Network (EMN), provides an overview of the key developments in the EU Member States and Norway in 2020. In 2020,…

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Country Factsheet Slovenia 2019

The Country Factsheet provides an overview of the main developments in migration and asylum in Slovenia in 2019. The Country Factsheet is based on the Slovenian EMN annual report on migration and asylum 2019. More precisely, the Country Factsheet covers the following topics: Legal migration and mobility International protection including asylum Unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups Integration Citizenship and statelessness Borders, Schengen and visa Irregular migration including migrant smuggling Return and readmission Trafficking in human beings  

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EMN Inform “Statelessness in the European Union, January 2020

The European Migration Network (EMN) was entrusted by JHA Council Conclusions of 3 and 4 December 2015 with the creation of a platform to exchange information and good practices in the field of statelessness – Platform of Statelessness. This EMN Inform is an update to the EMN Inform on Statelessness in the EU, published in November 2016. It updates the information in the first Inform via an EMN Ad-Hoc Query in March 2019 in preparation for their jointly-organised technical conference in Dublin in May 2019. The Ad-Hoc Query and conference focused on the nexus between the granting of a stateless…

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EMN study on seasonal workers in the EU and the UK

How are seasonal workers attracted and their rights protected in the EU Member States and the UK? According to a new study by the European Migration Network (EMN), many countries aspire to attract seasonal workers from non-EU/EEA countries to fill labour market shortages, typically in agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. Protecting the rights of seasonal…

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EMN study on data management in the asylum procedure

What kind of data is collected by EU Member States and Norway and how is the data managed in the different phases of the asylum procedure? This new EMN Study provides comparable information and examples from 25 countries on different aspects of data management, including data cross-checking against national and international databases, data quality accuracy,…

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Country Factsheet Slovenia 2019

The Country Factsheet provides an overview of the main developments in migration and asylum in Slovenia in 2019. The Country Factsheet is based on the Slovenian EMN annual report on migration and asylum 2019. More precisely, the Country Factsheet covers the following topics: Legal migration and mobility International protection including asylum Unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups…

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